Common questions and answers concerning Blue Peak Online:
Question: What is Blue Peak Online?
Answer: Blue Peak Online is Tooele County School District's virtual (online) K-12 school which use cloud based content delivery/learning management systems known as: Canvas, Edgenuity and Pathblazer.
Question: How long does it take to complete registration with Blue Peak Online?
Answer: Usually about 30 minutes. The first step is to complete an enrollment form found at https://tinyurl.com/bluepeakonline-k12. The next step is to complete Tooele County School District's online registration, links can be found on the district's website at https://www.tooeleschools.org. Once enrollment and registration have occurred we'll reach out with student logins and provide parent access to monitor student coursework. For secondary students we look at transcripts, work up a graduation plan, finalize required courses needed for graduation and then set an action plan for continued student growth. We take the time necessary to answer questions while trying to keep the intake process as short as possible.
Question: Once we enroll and register online to take courses via Blue Peak Online and submit a course request, how long does it take to get an email back from the course instructor welcoming my child to the requested course?
Answer: The process should take no more than three days.
Question: If I withdraw my student from their junior high or high school and transfer them to Blue Peak Online, can I transfer them back to their school and will their class schedules be saved?
Answer: If you withdraw/unenroll your student from their school, your student's class schedule will be deleted and not saved. You may transfer your student back to their previous school but will need to work with counselors to create a new class schedule.
Question: What makes Blue Peak Online any different than other competitors delivering online learning?
Answer: Our staff use a variety of teaching and learning tools with best of class learning management systems to provide optimal instruction for your child. Our goal is to provide students the ability to learn anytime, anywhere.
Question: Is Blue Peak Online a good option for my student?
Answer: It depends. Online learning while great for many students, may not be the best fit for some students.
Question: What do I need to have at home to participate in online learning?
Answer: A computer with speakers or headphones and a connection to the Internet. Tooele County School District recently announced they will be providing a Chromebook for each K-12th grade student. Blue Peak Online students, residing in Tooele County are eligible to be assigned a Chromebook during the time they are enrolled with us.
Question: Is there a cost for my child to participate in Blue Peak Online?
Answer: No, participating in Blue Peak Online doesn't cost anything.
Question: What if we don't have a computer and want our child to participate in Blue Peak Online?
Answer: A Windows or Mac computer work excellent with our learning programs. A much less expensive option is a Chromebook, which works with Canvas, Edgenuity and Pathblazer. Chromebooks start around $125 and are available from a variety of stores. *Blue Peak Online students, residing in Tooele County are eligible to be assigned a Chromebook (during the time they are actively enrolled with us). Due to COVID-19, devices have not yet arrived. When devices are delivered to us, we'll reach out to students and their parents to arrange a pick up date and time,
Question: Does Tooele School District provide any other type of non-traditional e-learning?
Answer: Yes, we do. Here are a few examples of what we provide.
- Blue Peak Online has partnered with My Tech High to offer K-12 curriculum and online learning for students throughout Utah.
- Blue Peak Online students may also participate in the Snow College accelerated associates degree program. This online program allows high school aged students to work on their associates degree while meeting requirements towards their high school diploma.
- Blue Peak Online students may also take courses from Tooele Technical College, earning credit towards their high school diploma.
Question: If my child has dropped out of high school and hasn't turned 19, can they earn a diploma through Blue Peak Online?
Answer: If your child has dropped out of high school we would be happy to see what we can do to help them. Please give us a call or drop by, we would love to speak with you.
Question: Can my child participate part-time in online learning?
Answer: Yes, students may take a number of A-La-Carte courses available through Edgenuity. 7th-12th grade students may take (2) A-La-Carte courses each quarter (via Edgenuity) while attending face-to-face instruction. With administrators approval, students may take more than (2) Edgenuity courses each quarter.
Question: Can my child participate in online learning and the Dual Language Immersion program?
Answer: No, not at this time.
Question: If my child wants to, can they participate full-time in Blue Peak Online learning?
Answer: Yes, to be eligible for enrollment as a full-time student in Blue Peak Online, students must:
- be Kindergarten through 12th grade
- have access to the Internet and a working computer capable of running the Google Chrome web browser
- be willing to spend 35 hours per week engaged in online coursework (5 days per week, 6 hours per day)
- exhibit "academic integrity" which is the consistent display of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility while engaged in online coursework (which creates authentic learning).
- refrain from "academic misconduct" which invalidates online learning by unethically obtaining information/data in order to alter coursework outcomes. They type of misconduct applies to information/data obtained in order to complete assignments, quizzes and tests. Misconduct also means: completion of coursework by someone other than the student, plagiarizing coursework, using apps to directly answer quiz or test questions or cheating in an online course.
Learning Anytime, Anywhere